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Daily variations in weather and the relationship with physical activity and sedentary time in european 10- to 12-year-olds : the ENERGY-project

Yildirim, Mine and Schoeni, Anna and Singh, Amika S. and Altenburg, Teatske M. and Brug, Johannes and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Kovacs, Eva and Bringolf-Isler, Bettina and Manios, Yannis and Chinapaw M, J. M.. (2014) Daily variations in weather and the relationship with physical activity and sedentary time in european 10- to 12-year-olds : the ENERGY-project. Journal of physical activity and health, Vol. 11, H. 2. pp. 419-425.

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to examine the association of daily variations in rainfall and temperature with sedentary time (ST) and physical activity (PA) in European children.; Children were included from 5 countries (Belgium, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland) as part of the ENERGY-project. We used cross-sectional data from 722 children aged 10-12 years (47% boys). ST and PA were measured by accelerometers for 6 consecutive days, including weekend days. Weather data were collected from online national weather reports. Multilevel regression models were used for data analyses.; Maximum temperature was positively associated with light PA (β = 3.1 min/day; 95% CI = 2.4-3.8), moderate-to-vigorous PA (β = 0.6 min/day; 95% CI = 0.4-0.8), and average PA [β = 4.1 counts per minute (cpm); 95% CI = 1.6-6.5, quadratic relationship]. Rainfall was inversely and quadratically associated with light PA (β = -1.3 min/day; 95% CI = -1.9 to -0.6), moderate-to-vigorous PA (β = -0.6 min/day; 95% CI = -0.8 to -0.3), and average PA (β = -1.6 cpm; 95% CI = -2.2 to -0.9). Maximum temperature was not significantly associated with ST (β = -0.2 min/day; 95% CI = -1.0 to 0.6), while rainfall was positively associated with ST (β = 0.9 min/day; 95% CI = 0.6-1.3).; The current study shows that temperature and rainfall are significantly associated with PA and ST in 10- to 12-year-old European children.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Chronic Disease Epidemiology > Genetic Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases (Probst-Hensch)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Genetic Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases (Probst-Hensch)
UniBasel Contributors:Bringolf-Isler, Bettina
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Human Kinetics
ISSN:1543-3080
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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